Baked Apple Oatmeal

by Amy
6 servings
50 min

is a delicious breakfast or brunch meal that your family will love. It features tender, perfectly spiced apples, moist, and chewy oats, and a nice crunch of pecans. Pair this oatmeal with a tall glass of ice-cold milk, or a hot coffee–the choice is yours.

Baked apple oatmeal on plate with yogurt served on top.

If your family is like ours, then groceries like oatmeal and milk are staples. Just like my fridge always has a gallon of Hood Milk, my pantry is always well stocked with basics like old-fashioned oats.

Between breakfasts and baking, we just go through these two musts faithfully each week.

Over the years, I have strayed from classically prepared oatmeal to more non-conventional methods. Recipes like overnight oats, and seasonally flavored baked oatmeal dishes are easy and fun to make.

You see, my family gets on kicks. One month we might be all about the stove oats with milk, and cinnamon, and the next overnight oats soaked in Hood whole milk. It all depends on where the recipe cards land.

This month, we are all into Baked Apple Oatmeal.

I guess you could say we are eager for the fall season to start here in New England?

Despite the fact that apples are sold year round, I cannot wait to start making all things apple with freshly picked apples. We have the best orchards here in our area of Massachusetts–kind of like how we have the best milk.

I’ll raise you all a glass of ice-cold Hood milk any day of the year because it is always in our fridge. I love this milk because it truly is the best quality cow’s milk for your family.

I’ll raise you all a glass of ice-cold Hood milk any day of the year because it is always in our fridge. I love this milk because it truly is the best quality cow’s milk for your family.

Best of all, Hood Milk is produced without artificial growth hormones* and is tested for antibiotics**.

It pairs so perfectly with everything from this Baked Apple Oatmeal to a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. Our kids love it with everything which leads us to going through 2 gallons of milk a week!

Milk also provides nutrition children need with 8g of protein and 9 essential nutrients per serving, and is a reliable source of calcium and Vitamin D that our children need for bone growth an development.

apple Oatmeal ingredients on a white table.
Baked apple oatmeal ingredients

If you would like to try this Baked Apple Oatmeal breakfast or brunch idea you will need some very basic pantry ingredients as well as some Hood Whole Milk.

Old Fashioned Oats- These work well for this recipe because they absorb the milk and eggs nicely, and have a chewy consistency.

Hood Whole Milk- These ingredient helps provide a creaminess for the oats.

Eggs- Two large eggs work help bind this oatmeal so it rises and becomes fluffy.

Baking Powder- This works with the eggs to keep the oats fluffy and help them rise.

Maple Syrup- Pure maple syrup gives these oats a nice, natural sweetness because this recipe doesn’t require conventional sugar.

oatmeal ingredients in a large bowl with a blue whisk.

Spices- Cinnamon, and nutmeg provide a delicious apple pie flavor.

Extract- Vanilla extract provides a nice custardy flavor for the oats.

Apples- I prefer Granny Smith apples because they are tart and adapt well to other flavors without becoming too mushy or sweet.

Pecans- These provide a nice crunch and a depth of nutty flavor.

milk pouring from a white glass into mixing bowl.
Pro Tips
Baked oatmeal with apples prebaked in a white lined dish.

This recipe is delicious whether you serve it warm or cold.

It must be stored in the fridge after baking it.

Baked Apple pecan oatmeal baked in a white dish.

If you don’t have pecans on-hand you can use walnuts or almonds.

By baking it in a parchment-lined 9″ x 9″ dish you can make clean up easier.

Apple Oatmeal square on a white plate.

This baked oatmeal tastes fantastic with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and additional cinnamon on top. You can also serve it with additional maple syrup.

Baked apple pie oatmeal with yogurt on top.

Be sure to remove the peels from your apples. If you do not, they will become tough and hard to chew.

Baked Apple oatmeal with yogurt on top on a plate.

Overall, this baked oatmeal was easy and loaded with delicious, wholesome flavors. I suggest trying it out to see if your family would also love it as much as ours.

Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 minutes Minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 cups Hood Whole Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup pure variety, not pancake syrup*
  • 1 cup Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, chopped.
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Preheat oven and line a 9" x 9" baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk the oats, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Add the extract, eggs, maple syrup, and milk to the dry ingredients and combine.
Add in the apples and pecans. Reserve a small amount to top the oatmeal for aesthetic purposes.
Pour wet mixture into the parchment-lined pan and add extra apples and pecans to the top of the oatmeal.
Bake in the middle oven rack for 40 minutes at 350°F. The oatmeal will be springy in the center, and have a golden-brown coloring.
Cool and serve with vanilla yogurt or additional maple syrup (optional).
  • Store all leftovers in the refrigerator once cooled. This will last 4 days.
  • Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.
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